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Photo#823053
Small Gnat-like Insect - Ripiphorus - male

Small Gnat-like Insect - Ripiphorus - Male
Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Michigan, USA
August 11, 2013
Size: very small
small gnat-looking insect on Queen Anne's Lace in a meadow. I thought it was a beetle at first until I saw the clear wings folded on the back.

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Small Gnat-like Insect - Ripiphorus - male Small Gnat-like Insect - Ripiphorus - male Small Gnat-like Insect - Ripiphorus - male

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Beetle seems correct
Would guess it is related to these guys

 
yes, male Ripiphorus

 
appreciate it
Thanks so much for the identification. I thought it was a fly of some sort.

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